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 PostPost subject: Multi-Booting and Vista        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:16 pm 
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Now, in XP I just edited boot.ini.

In vista, it's different.

I love the built in partition management, I didn't even have to reboot :D

But how could I install FLP onto my 20GB partition and get an option for it on vista's boot manager?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:29 pm 
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Well, you install FLP on another partition, afterwards run the Vista repair option (after booting from the Vista DVD) to restore Vista's boot loader which will probably only show Vista, not FLP. To add FLP, either install VistaBootPro and use that (easy), or open a command line as admin in Vista and type:

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bcdedit /create {legacy} /d "Windows FLP"
bcdedit /set {legacy} device boot
bcdedit /set {legacy} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {legacy} /addlast


That should do it.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:49 pm 
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Or for more easy, use vista boot pro.

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Its easy just like editing boot.ini but with more options.
A must have for every multi-boot vista user.

http://www.vistabootpro.org[/url]

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:54 pm 
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I mentioned VistaBootPRO in my post above. :wink:


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:20 pm 
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i must have missed that part.
But i agree its much easier then the command prompt.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:42 pm 
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hmm, OK.

Problem here is I have an OEM DVD, i am not sure if its full vista or a crappy image. Will check...

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If it's an image, did you get the Anytime Upgrade pack with your PC? (as that is a full Vista disc in disguise)

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Even if you don't have a full Vista DVD but some strange recovery disc, you can possibly rewrite Vista's boot sector. Boot FLP and search for a file called bootsect.exe on your Vista installation's partition. Call it from a CLI as admin like this:
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bootsect /nt60 /force c:

This should restore Vista's boot manager and allow you to boot into Vista again. The bcdedit commands to add XP have to be entered under Vista though AFAIK.


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